Spanish Education, B.A.

Spanish Education, B.A.

The Spanish Bachelor of Arts in Education program is available on both the Tahlequah and the Broken Arrow campuses. All courses from the elementary through the advanced levels are available in Tahlequah; only the advanced courses are taught in Broken Arrow. All 3000 and 4000-level courses are taught in a blended format via web conferencing technology with students at both sites.

For more information about the Spanish Education program on either campus, please contact the program chair, Dr. Arthur Wendorf.

Program Mission Statement

The mission of the Spanish Bachelor of Arts in Education degree program is to prepare Spanish teacher candidates who, consistent with the College of Education’s Conceptual Framework, are teaching scholars in the field of Spanish, educational leaders in world languages, and developers of human potential through their role as instructors of language and culture.

The program assists students in acquiring an advanced level of proficiency (as defined by ACTFL, the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages) in all four language domains and in interpersonal, interpretive, and presentational forms of communication. Candidates will understand current language acquisition theories and use this knowledge to implement world language instructional practices that include target language input and meaningful interaction.

The program also helps students gain a high level of familiarity with both the products and practices of Hispanic cultures so that they can interact successfully with members of these cultures, appreciate their history and achievements, and integrate cultural information into their instruction.

Finally, the Spanish Bachelor of Arts in Education program develops teacher candidates who can promote language study and who seek continued professional development activities to improve their content-area and professional skills.

Spanish B.A.Ed. Degree Requirements and Course Rotation

The Spanish Bachelor of Arts in Education major consists of 40 credit hours of courses in language, linguistics, culture, and literature and also a methods course in world language teaching. The program includes a senior seminar course in which students complete a present a research project and prepare a portfolio of their work from selected upper-division Spanish courses and their pre-service internship experiences. Spanish Education majors take 29 hours in professional education in addition to the 40 hours of Spanish.  

Any student planning to major in Spanish, whether in the Bachelor of Arts or the Bachelor of Arts in Education  degree program, should begin language studies during his or her first semester at NSU. Students who took Spanish in high school should speak with the program coordinator about proper course placement, and if they took two or more years of the language, they should consider take the CLEP exam to obtain college credit. Native or heritage speakers of Spanish should also take the CLEP exam.

SPAN 2123, Intermediate Spanish II, is the prerequisite for 3000-level Spanish courses; 4000-level courses require additional prerequisites. Please consult the NSU catalog or the Spanish program coordinator for more information.

This table will help you plan the courses you can take each semester. Please see the Spanish Education program chair if you have any questions.

 Number  Course  Semesters Offered
SPAN 1113  Elementary Spanish I*  Every Semester
SPAN 1123  Elementary Spanish II*  Every Fall & Spring
SPAN  2113  Intermediate Spanish I  Every Fall & Spring
SPAN 2123  Intermediate Spanish II  Every Fall & Spring
SPAN 2313  Intermediate Spanish Conversation  Every Spring
SPAN 3113  Advanced Composition & Conversation I  Every Fall
SPAN 3123  Advanced Composition & Conversation II  Every Spring
SPAN 3223  Latino Cultures of the US  Every Fall
SPAN 3503  Introduction to Hispanic Literature  Every Spring
SPAN 4043  Methods of Teaching World Languages  Every Fall
SPAN 4123  Advanced Spanish Grammar  Every Spring
SPAN 4213  Culture & Civilization of Spain  Alternate Spring
SPAN 4223  Culture & Civilization of Spanish America  Alternate Spring
SPAN 4503  Survey of Spanish Literature  Alternate Fall
SPAN 4553 Survey of Spanish-American Literature  Alternate Fall
SPAN 4573 Survey of Spanish Linguistics  Every Fall
SPAN 4951  Senior Seminar  Every Fall & Spring

*Program prerequisites. May be satisfied by attaining the required score of the CLEP exam or by earning a grade of C or above in SPAN 2113. SPAN 1113 and 1123 may be used to satisfy the Global Perspectives component of the general education requirements.

The table below lists the courses and number of sections available each semester beginning with fall 2014.

 Number  Course  Sections
 Fall 2014
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish 1
 6 or 7
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish II
 2 or 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 3113
 Adv Composition & Conversation I
 1
 SPAN 3223
 Latino Cultures of the US
 1
 SPAN 4043
 Methods of Teaching World Languages
 1
 SPAN 4503
 Survey of Spanish Literature
 1
 SPAN 4573
 Survey of Spanish Linguistics
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1
 Spring 2015
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish I
 6
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish Ii
 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 2313
 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
 1
 SPAN 3123
 Advanced Composition & Conversation II
 1
 SPAN 3503
 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
 1
 SPAN 4123
 Advanced Spanish Grammar
 1
 SPAN 4223
 Culture & Civilization of Spanish America
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1
 Fall 2015
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish I
 6 or 7
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish II
 2 or 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 3113
 Advanced Composition & Conversation I
 1
 SPAN 3223
 Latino Cultures of the US
 1
 SPAN 4043
 Methods of Teaching World Languages
 1
 SPAN 4553
 Survey of Spanish-American Literature
 1
 SPAN 4573
 Survey of Spanish Linguistics
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1
 Spring 2016
 SPAN 1113
 Elementary Spanish I
 6
 SPAN 1123
 Elementary Spanish II
 3
 SPAN 2113
 Intermediate Spanish I
 1
 SPAN 2123
 Intermediate Spanish II
 1
 SPAN 2313
 Intermediate Spanish Conversation
 1
 SPAN 3123
 Advanced Composition & Conversation II
 1
 SPAN 3503
 Introduction to Hispanic Literature
 1
 SPAN 4123
 Advanced Spanish Grammar
 1
 SPAN 4213
 Culture & Civilization of Spain
 1
 SPAN 4951
 Senior Seminar
 1

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Course Catalog Requirements


Degree available at

  • Tahlequah
  • Broken Arrow
  • Online